Welcome back to the Sermon on the Mat, your weekly one-stop shop for news from the wider world of wrestling beyond the big cable TV monoliths that get all the coverage.
Indie wrestling is still shut down from the pandemic and everything sucks, but hey, I’m still comin’ at you with all the freebies that I can find!
Plus, a number of streaming services and Twitch channels are offering a constant stream of material for you that’s hard for me to include in the listing, so make sure to check ‘em out—
- IWTV, who just announced May Madness, a tournament show streaming every day in the month of May!
- Highspots Wrestling Network
- Progress Wrestling
Free matches here!
DGUSA Open the Historic Gate
The folks over at the World Wrestling Network have committed to a schedule of uploading some of their greatest hits to YouTube, and we start with the early days of the late and dearly missed Dragon Gate USA. A Chikara atomicos, CIMA & Susumu Yokosuka vs. the Young Bucks, Naruki Doi vs. Shingo, and more!
NWA Crockett Cup 2019
The National Wrestling Alliance have uploaded another complete show for y’all, this time last year’s Crockett Cup! Featuring not just the titular tag team tournament featuring talent from Ring of Honor, New Japan, and CMLL, but also Allysin Kay vs Santana Garrett for the vacant women’s title and a main event of Nick Aldis defending the Ten Pounds of Gold against Marty Scurll!
Darby Allin vs. Super Crazy
From our friends over at Black Label Pro, we’ve got a generational dream match from their very first show! Rising star Darby Allin takes on ECW vet Super Crazy, don’t miss it!
Matt Cross vs. Stevie Boy
And speaking of vets and madness, from Scotland’s Insane Championship Wrestling, the legendary M-Dogg 20 takes on ICW’s own Stevie Boy!
“All Ego” Ethan Page vs. Johnny Gargano
Good friends, better rivals! A personal upload on All Ego’s YouTube page, Page and Gargano have met just about everywhere they’ve been and it’s always been a pleasure, and that’s no less true on Ethan’s home turf of Alpha-1 Wrestling. Check it out!
AJ Gray vs. Brandon Espinosa vs. Gringo Loco vs. Hakim Zane vs. Stevie Fierce vs. Trey Miguel
From the folks over at Glory Pro, we’ve got a scramble match for you featuring six of the midwest’s finest!
Bandido vs. Dragon Lee vs. Emperador Azteca
This week’s offering from _LuchaTV is another match from KAOZ, this time for their Triangle Championship. Bandido vs. Dragon Lee isn’t the once-in-a-lifetime match it once was, but it’s still pretty great, and Azteca ain’t chopped liver either, enjoy!
Anthony Henry vs. Tommaso Ciampa
From our friends over at PWX in North Carolina, their hidden gems series rolls on and this is a doozy! Henry. Ciampa. Hard striking, harder grappling, don’t miss it!
Alpha Female vs. Rhia O’Reilly
Pro Wrestling: EVE offer up this hard-hitting match pitting Germany’s baddest lady against perennial EVE champion O’Reilly, enjoy!
Bear Country (Bear Beefcake & Bear Bronson) vs. the REP (Dave McCall & Nate Carter)
Finishing up this week we’ve got some dynamite tag team action from our friends over at Beyond Wrestling. Bear Country come out of hibernation to take on CZW’s top team, check it out!
Remember folks, no matter what type of wrestling you like, no matter how down you feel about the state of WWE, Impact, ROH, or any other “big-time” pro wrestling, there’s something out there for you. There’s a pro wrestling product that can hit you in the right spot and make you love wrestling like you thought you’d never be able to love it again. It’s there, I promise. You just gotta reach out and find it, and that, my friends, is what the Sermon on the Mat is all about.